George Washington's

First Inaugural Address

Justice and unanimity in those states ….


Surviving Fragment of theDiscarded First Inaugural Address


George Washington    April 1789

April 1789


(1) We are this day assembled on a solemn and important occasion.


(2) not as a ceremony without meaning, but with a single reference to our dependence


(3) upon the Parent of all good. It becomes a pleasing commencement of my office to offer my heart-felt congratulations on the happy


(4) Justice, and unanimity in those States